Books

Finance

5 golden rules to avoid M&A disaster

Fernandes, Nuno Nuno Fernandes' new book, The Value Killers: How Mergers and Acquisitions Cost Companies Billions--And How to Prevent It, offers research-backed advice to save companies from M&A havoc. Read article
Decision Analysis

In data we trust? A manager's guide to understanding quantitative methods

Canela, Miguel Ángel; Alegre, Inés; Ibarra, Alberto From pricing to forecasting models, and some useful managerial tips: what to expect from Quantitative Methods for Managers: A Practical Approach. Read article
Finance

4 warnings to help avoid another "lost decade"

Acharya, Viral V.; Eisert, Tim; Eufinger, Christian; Hirsch, Christian Could the prolonged pain of Japan's "lost decade" be repeated in Europe? To avoid falling into that trap, improving banks' capitalization and balance sheet quality should be prioritized now -- keeping sight of four key lessons learned from Japan. Read article
Finance

The new real estate paradigm: more than just location

Vergara, Carles; Gutés, Joan D. Location, location, location: that's been the real estate mantra for ages. But according to a new book by Carles Vergara and Joan Gutés, timing and marketability increasingly count, too. And that requires new skills on the part of investors and managers to analyze and value property in this new context. Read article
Strategy

Inspire, diverge, converge: 3 steps to better decisions

Stremersch, Stefan Business leaders are under more pressure than ever to resolve strategic dilemmas. Citing research contained in his book, IESE professor Stefan Stremersch proposes a three-pronged approach that can spur your organization toward greater profitability and success. Read article